Together we will be caring and thoughtful in everything we do.
Together we will not let disadvantages be an obstacle to success
Together we take pride in everything and always do our best.
Together we will achieve the best outcomes for all.
Together we will act with integrity and honesty
Our goal at Elburton is to provide an excellent education that propels every child to move forward in their learning and personal growth. We want to foster curiosity, motivation, and enthusiasm for learning, so that our children are excited to come to school. We are committed to helping each child reach their full potential, regardless of their background. Our children actively participate in high quality reading, foreign language learning, hands-on science experiments, and music lessons - all of which we believe are essential rights, not privileges.
These high expectations shape our curriculum, which is meticulously planned to provide a strong foundation of knowledge. The Elburton curriculum is designed to create a sense of awe and wonder in our children. It is carefully planned by our committed staff, both inside and outside the classroom, to build on each child's strengths and interests and create an environment where all students can thrive.
Our curriculum is based on educational research and focuses on acquiring and retaining knowledge, with a strong emphasis on key subjects. We also make connections between subjects to maximise learning opportunities and help our children achieve high standards. We regularly review our curriculum to ensure that it provides the best academic and enrichment experiences for our children. Subject leaders in each area are responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating their respective domains.
Reading is at the heart of our school. We believe that reading for pleasure and progress is vital, so our curriculum includes a carefully planned progression of reading materials. Each afternoon, we end the day with a high-quality story, recognising that reading is key to our children's success.
Elburton Primary is an inclusive, happy and ambitious learning environment. We empower our staff to make sure that all children can access our curriculum to allow every Elburton child to succeed.
The Core Curriculum Principles
EntitlementEvery child has the right to learn everything in the Elburton curriculum.
Our curriculum starts with the National Curriculum. We carefully sequence it so that key knowledge builds term by term and year by year. We also make meaningful connections within subjects and between subjects.
Before moving on, we make sure that children have a strong grasp of the basic knowledge, skills and concepts. We review what they have learned before and then use that knowledge in new situations.
The curriculum has stable core content. Schools will bring this content to life in their local context. Teachers will adapt lessons to meet their own classes' needs.
RepresentationOur curriculum includes all pupils. It goes beyond their immediate experience.
The Whole Child
We help children develop spirituality, morality, social skills, and culture. Our curriculum aims to spark curiosity and support the intellectual and emotional well-being of our children.
Beyond the Classroom
The Extra-Curricular and Enrichment Offer
At Elburton, we place significant emphasis on the broader curriculum. Our committed team of educators, teaching assistants, and external partners collectively contribute to the extensive range of learning opportunities we provide.
Trips and Visits
Reception Visit to Market Hall,
Reception Wild Tribe
Reception Our Locality
Y1 Science Ecology The Bug Man visit
Y1 History visit The Box Museum
Y1 Writing/Oracy Dunstone Woods
Y1 Geography fieldwork Elburton Village
Y1 Geography fieldwork Wembury Beach
Y1 Writing Dunstone Woods
Y2 RE St Matthews Church tour
Y2 Geography Sustainability Plymouth Aquarium
Y2 Science Paignton Zoo
Y2 Science Habitats Dunstone Woods
Y2 Geography field work Elburton
Y3 History visit to Kents Cavern
Y3 Geography fieldwork The Eden Project
Y4 RE tour of St Matthews Church Christianity
Y4 Geography fieldwork new town Sherford
Y4 and 6 Outdoor Education Mountbatten Water sports Centre
Y4 History Trip to Bodmin Jai
Y4 History Roman Day
Y5 History Viking Day
Y5,6 PE Field Gun
Y5 Science trips to Coombe Dean
Y5 Geography fieldtrip Sustainability Devonport Energy Waste Facility
Y5 RE Talk on Islam
Y5 Outdoor Education Residential Barton Hall, Torquay
Y5/6 Young Voices music festival in Brimingham
Y6 Geography field trip to Dartmoor River focus
Y6 Indoor Rowing
Y6 STEM day Navy Day
Y6 PSHE Junior Life Skills
Y6 PE PSSP Tri-Goal
Elburton School Troopers
Mini Guardians club
Plymouth Patriots Basketball club
Half Marathon Running club
Explorers Club (SEND)
Girls Football club
Boys Football club
Whole School Enrichment
Safer Internet Day
Children in Need - Red Nose Day
Half Marathon Challenge
World Book Day
Times Tables Rockstar Day
Field Gun club
Harvest Festival – Food bank donation
Bags to School (Termly)
Royal British Legion
Age UK Crisp Bag Donation
Children in Need/Comic Relief
PTA School Discos
PTA Duck Race
PTA School Fairs
Elburton District Residents gardening project
Safer Streets Day
Golf at Plymouth Golf Centre
Plymstock Indoor Athletics
Boys Football Tournament
Girls Football Tournament
Half Marathon Challenge
Level 1 SEND Concern
Children identified through a graduated approach as needing additional support to access the curriculum.
Not on the SEND RegisterProvision map and My Target area
Level 2 SEND Support
Children requiring additional advice or support from outside agencies to access the curriculum following the graduated approach.
KSEND - On SEN RegisterProvision map and My Target area
Level 3 EHCP
Child's complex learning needs set out in a statutory document.
Statutory - SEN Register
IEP and Provision Map
Quality first teaching
Visual resources, manipulatives, now and next, visual timetables, wait buttons, adaptive provision, cued articulation, scaffolding, modelling, emotional register, in class support, word banks, wait buttons.
1-1 RWI tutoring, targeted reader, Speech and language follow up, Precision teaching, comic strip conversations, adapted spelling and TTRS, task planners, pre/post teach, additional time, conferencing
Support and advice from outside agencies such as CAMHS, CIT, MAST, EP, SAL, CDC
Team Around Me meetings
1:1 adult support to provide bespoke access to the curriculum, minimise risks and ensure safety
Bespoke curriculum and resources upon outside agency advice
Specialist resources and equipment, bespoke timetable, additional adult support, dedicated TEACH station, assistive technology.
Team Around Me meetings and Annual Reviews
Every child, regardless of background or ability, should have equal and inclusive access to the entire Elburton curriculum.
Teachers are responsible for delivering the complete curriculum. They ensure that each topic and subject area is covered thoroughly, providing a well-rounded education.
Success includes implementing strategies to adapt to meet individual children's needs.
Assessments align with the curriculum. This helps gauge children's understanding and progress accurately. They help identify areas of strength and areas that may require additional support.
We foster an environment where children actively engage in their learning. They demonstrate curiosity and interest in all aspects of the curriculum.
We consistently evaluate and refine our teaching methods, learning resources, and overall curriculum delivery. This ensures ongoing improvement and responsiveness to evolving educational needs.
The curriculum is carefully planned to make sure that it is organised in a logical way. This will help children to learn more and remember more.
The curriculum is designed so that children can build on what they have learned each year. This will create a consistent and clear path for their education.
It is important to make connections between different subjects in the curriculum. This will help children to understand how different areas of knowledge relate to each other.
The curriculum should also show how subjects can be connected in practical ways. This will make learning more interesting for children and show them how knowledge is interconnected.
The curriculum should give children a thorough understanding of different topics. It should go beyond just teaching facts and help children to really understand the subject matter.
Success includes being able to use what they have learned in real-life situations. This will show that children understand the practical importance of what they have learned.
Regularly review and reinforce prior learning to solidify understanding of fundamental concepts over time.
Show that children can use their knowledge and skills in different situations to demonstrate mastery, rather than just memorizing information.
Ensure that children have a deep understanding of key concepts, going beyond surface-level comprehension, so they can build upon this foundation.
Allow each child to progress at their own pace, so that no child is left behind and all can master the curriculum content.
Measure success not only by the ability to recall information, but also by the ability to confidently apply knowledge and skills across different subjects and scenarios.
The curriculum is adapted to fit in with the local context. This makes it relevant and interesting for all children.
Teachers adjust their lesson plans to meet the needs and learning styles of all children. They use different methods to do this.
We provide a variety of learning activities and resources that match the abilities and interests of children.
Teachers collect feedback from children to improve their teaching methods. This helps them make changes and get better over time.
We use strategies that include all children, no matter their background or ability. This helps them participate and do well.
We regularly review the adapted curriculum to make sure it still fits the local needs. We also look for ways to make it even better.
The curriculum shows a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives so all children can feel included.
We include content that goes beyond what most people experience, so all children can relate to it.
The curriculum includes resources that are culturally relevant, so children can learn about and appreciate different cultures.
Success means creating a curriculum that recognizes and celebrates each child's unique identity, so they feel like they belong.
The curriculum acknowledges and explores different aspects of identity, like race, gender, and background, so it's a more accurate representation.
Success means designing the curriculum to expose children to new experiences and ideas, so they can understand the world better.
| The Whole Child
The curriculum helps children develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It provides a well-rounded education.
We aim to spark and maintain children's interest in different subjects. It should make them love learning.
We give children the chance to explore and develop their spirituality. This includes personal reflection and finding meaning beyond academics.
We include content that helps children develop a strong sense of right and wrong. It encourages them to make ethical decisions and behave responsibly.
The curriculum also helps children develop social skills. It focuses on effective communication, teamwork, and empathy.
The curriculum promotes understanding and respect for different cultures. It encourages inclusivity among children.